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Die betekenis en konteks van genade en waarheid in Johannes 1:14-18

P. P. A. Kotzé

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 8, No 1 (1987), 38-51. doi: 10.4102/ve.v8i1.962

Submitted: 17 July 1987
Published:  17 July 1987


The meaning and context of "grace and truth" in John 1:14—18
The meaning of a word or phrase must be determined in its immediate context. This is a very sound hermeneutical principle, but it cannot be absolutised as will be pointed out in this article where the principle is applied to the concept "grace and truth" in John 1:14—18. As will become clear this phrase gathers the wealth of its meaning from outside the text itself. Only from its extra-textual context can the true meaning, which focuses on the faithfulness of God to His covenant, be appreciated.

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